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Beacon and FINCAD Partner to Deliver Best-In-Class Analytics on Industry-Leading Platform
March 15, 2023

Enabling quants, traders, and portfolio and risk managers to have better insights with derivative and fixed income analytics

Beacon today announces a new partnership to make FINCAD’s powerful analytics libraries available directly from the Beacon App Store. FINCAD is the capital markets group of leading Canada-based fintech Zafin and is a global leader in pricing and risk analytics of financial derivatives and fixed income products. The synergy between the two global companies joins best-in-class financial analytics with an industry-leading development and delivery platform.

This partnership broadens Beacon’s analytics capabilities and extends FINCAD’s reach into financial service providers looking to transition into the cloud. Beacon and FINCAD customers will have ready access to FINCAD analytics that gives quants, traders, and portfolio and risk managers better insights with derivative and fixed income analytics with a few lines of code. 

“The essence of our partnership with Beacon is to enable portfolio/risk managers and quantitative analysts to conveniently use powerful analytics that are backed by effortless scalability,” said Christian Kahl, President of FINCAD.

“FINCAD and Beacon have very complementary products, and together are committed to building out partnerships and supporting an ecosystem that enables customers to innovate and accelerate time to value,” said Ryo Shimizu, SVP of Engineering at Beacon Platform.

Beacon and FINCAD are already exploring further integrations and product augmentations that leverage the expertise of both companies. They are engaging with existing customers to identify and prioritize the most valuable integration points. 

Members of the FINCAD team presented highlights of the integrated analytics at the Beacon Developer Conference in London, England on March 9, 2023. Interested customers should contact Beacon or FINCAD directly to discuss how these cutting-edge analytics can help investment managers cope with, and even benefit from, challenging market conditions.

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Backed by more than 30 years of experience, FINCAD is a pioneer in providing pricing, modeling and risk analytics to financial institutions such as asset management firms, banks, insurance companies, hedge funds as well as over 75 Alliance Partners. From the most basic to the bespoke, FINCAD has the financial engineering expertise to address any derivative challenge. FINCAD empowers global organizations to optimize risk and return through simplified and direct control over the valuation and analytics of derivatives. With the most precise, transparent and scalable technologies for pricing derivatives and fixed-income products, FINCAD’s highly dedicated customer support team goes above and beyond to help customers achieve their goals. FINCAD is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and is the Capital Markets group of Zafin.

About Zafin
Zafin is the global leader in SaaS cloud-native product and pricing solutions. Our award-winning composable design empowers banks to center their customers, grow relationships and drive revenues. We separate product and pricing from core processing to accelerate modular modernization, enable digital transformation and deliver personalization at the relationship level. 

About Beacon Platform
Beacon Platform ushers in the future of financial markets with secure and scalable quant technology, elastic cloud infrastructure, and front-office applications. Its unique integrated development environment and web application framework make developing fintech applications faster and accessible to clients beyond the largest investment banks. Bringing decades of collective experience developing trading and risk management systems for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, and Goldman Sachs, Beacon Platform offers its clients the robustness of these powerful tools with an unprecedented new layer of flexibility and security. To learn more about Beacon’s next-generation platform for enterprise-scale analytics, trading, and risk management, visit at